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State Control Puts Drastic Restrictions on Foreign Formats in China

28/06/2016

On 17th June, China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT, formerly known as SARFT) has imposed a number of new regulations, further limiting the country's intake of international TV formats.
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China Introduces Stricter Rules on Drama Content

04/03/2016

This week an eight-page document, jointly issued to broadcasters for internal circulation in December 2015 by the China Television Drama Production Industry Association and the China Television Production Committee of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (“SAPPRFT”, formerly known as “SARFT”), has been leaked online and widely circulated in China.
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Zespa brings Sing if You Can to China

18/01/2016

Zespa brings another entertainment singing and game show format to China's TV screens. This time, it is Zodiak Right's Sing if You Can, also known as Killer Karaoke in some territories with more extreme challenges.
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Zespa Closes Deal on Years of Living Dangerously

16/11/2015

Zespa has closed another deal for Electus International, bringing the awarding-winning documentary series on climate change, Years of Living Dangerously, to the Chinese state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV).
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Zespa Produces Opening Video for G-Fest, Shanghai

06/03/2015

Zespa Media was commissioned by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) to produce the short film at the opening ceremony of the UK’s GREAT Festival of Creativity (“G-Fest”) that took place in Shanghai from March 2nd-4th, 2015.
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Zespa Co-Launches 2015 China-UK Media Industries Exchange Events Series

28/01/2015

Zespa has teamed up with the Communication University of China (CUC) to organise and host the China-UK Media Industries Exchange Events Series this year, which started with the successful official launch ceremony held in Beijing on 24th January 2015. It was followed by the 1st China-UK TV Masterclass on 25th January 2015.
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Zespa Develops New Format with CCTV

05/12/2014

Zespa has collaborated with China Central Television (CCTV) again to develop a brand new factual entertainment format that addresses rural-urban migration, a major social issue in today’s China. City Dreams features the lives and dreams of migrant workers from rural areas who have chosen to work in big cities in search of a better life.
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Doing Creative Business in China

03/11/2014

Jean Dong, CEO of Zespa Media, was invited to attend the recent UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) event “Doing Creative Business in China” as one of the key speakers. The event was held at King’s Place in London on 29th October 2014.
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Zespa Co-hosts CCTV Drinks Reception at GEITF 2014

27/08/2014

Zespa co-organised and co-hosted the CCTV Drinks Reception at the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival on 22nd August 2014.
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Fashion Star Turns Heads in China

24/08/2014

Zespa has again joined hands with Electus International, this time to bring their popular NBC reality competition series Fashion Star to the Chinese screen.
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